This review has been too brief to give these authors the credit they are due for maintaining a respectful and gracious tone throughout. Their argument is that Paul and other biblical writers had no concept of an innate homosexual orientation, that they only knew of exploitative homosexual practices, and therefore they had no concept of mutual, loving, same-sex relationships. Romans 1 is clear about that, as Pastor John has said multiple times. See, strictly speaking, Jesus did not stop speaking when Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John finished their Gospel accounts. And I think this issue gets to the very heart of the disagreement between both sides.
Violating God's Word is never the best thing for any society, as long as Jesus is Lord.
Opposing Gay Marriage Is Rational, Not Religious
The relationship of homosexuality to Christianity is one of the main topics of discussion in our culture today. Number two, He makes this point, which would otherwise seem superfluous, in order to make it clear that that divinely-ordained institution exists only between one man and one woman. That is the greatest benefit you can accomplish for anyone! Violating God's Word is never the best thing for any society, as long as Jesus is Lord. The greatest commandment in the Law is that you love God and love others, Matthew Convinced that reason and nature teach us the truth about marriage, we will continue to make arguments in the public square about the public goods of marriage, for no society or person can long thrive kicking against the goads of reason and nature.
And the reason for that is because the prohibition against homosexuality wasn't designed to teach a temporary lesson, like the food laws were. And this is the third argument that we'll address this morning. Skirts must fall at the knee or below. Yes, there are things in the Bible that Christians no longer have to follow but, if the Scripture is our final authority, it is only the Bible itself that can tell us what those things are. Number two, He makes this point, which would otherwise seem superfluous, in order to make it clear that that divinely-ordained institution exists only between one man and one woman. But it is into that depraved and divinely-judged society that you and I—the Church of Jesus Christ—have been sent to preach the Gospel. But is it true that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality?